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BIRDS IN CHIMNEY

Chimney Swifts are common summer residents of the United States. During the breeding season, they commonly nest and roost in chimneys. Occasionally their nests or offspring may fall into the fireplace or an adult my enter the house. 

NEST FALLEN INTO HOUSE:

  • Place the babies back in the nest. Do the best you can to secure the nest back in the chimney over the damper of the fireplace. Click here for detailed description with a diagram of the three different options for re-nesting 

  • Place a towel or other soft "landing pad" in the base of the fireplace in case the babies fall in again.

  • Click here for even more information on re-nesting babies, and the importance of Chimney Swifts as a species, and how we can help with their conservation. Published by The Wildlife Center of Virginia.

ADULT BIRD IN HOUSE:

  • Click here for more information on what to do if a bird is in your house. 

 

DO NOT GIVE THE BIRD FOOD OR WATER

If you need additional assistance, please text us at 404-969-2324.

ATTENTION RESCUERS:

Regrettably, in order to keep doing what we do, we must pause intakes occasionally  due to light staffing.

Please visit our overnight bird care and the resources page.

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